The courses offered in this program compiles a comprehensive list of job related skills needed to acquire advanced welding skills. The skills acquired during class will prepare an individual to take and pass the City of Los Angeles Certified Welder Exam, which also aligns with the American Welding Society (AWS) standards. This program offers an Associate of Science Degree and Certificate of Achievement.
LA City Certified Welder Exam Now Offered at Rio Hondo College!
The Rio Hondo College, Career and Technical Education Department is proud to announce that our Welding and testing Lab is now a City of Los Angeles authorized testing facility for the Certified Welder Practical Exam in structural steel (D1.1) and structural steel light gauge (D1.3).
Fees: The student who successfully passes all required courses required courses for the certificate in welding with a C or better, and apply for the certificate, will be eligible for one free examination. Students currently enrolled in WELD 075 – Certification Welding I will be eligible to take the exam at a reduced rate of $75.00. For all others, the fee will be $150.00.
The Welding office is located in Applied Technology Building – Room T123.
Estimated Cost of Program
- Associates in Science Degree in Welding Technology: $4,398
- LADBS Structural Steel Certification Program: $1,756